Phillip Fisher’s Mission Throttle and Marjorie S. Fisher have teamed up with CrowdRise to launch the RiseDetroit Challenge. Metro Detroit nonprofits are encouraged to sign up now for the Challenge, which begins on September 15 and ends on October 30.

Mission Throttle and the Marjorie S. Fisher Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan are donating a total of $100,000 in cash prizes to encourage people to fundraise on behalf of and donate to their favorite Detroit area nonprofit organizations. Using the CrowdRise platform, fundraising teams participating in the RiseDetroit Challenge will compete to raise the most money for their organization and win additional cash prizes. The organization that raises the most money by the end of the Challenge will receive a $50,000 donation, second place will receive a $20,000 donation and third place will receive a $10,000 donation. An additional $20,000 will be given to participating nonprofits throughout the campaign through weekly bonus Challenges. Organizations that don’t win prizes keep the money they raise.

“We’re excited to partner with CrowdRise to expose nonprofits to different fundraising methods” said Mission Throttle founder Phillip Wm. Fisher. “While Mission Throttle is primarily an impact investing and consulting firm for mission-driven organizations, we support crowdfunding in particular as a way to encourage and empower every member of our community in giving to others and to complement traditional philanthropic activity.” The Fisher family has a long history of giving in the Detroit community and beyond. “My mother (Marjorie S. Fisher) always says you start with your heart and then use your mind when giving back to the community. My hope is to find and fund innovative tools and programs that help people to do both,” says Fisher.

“We’re so, so psyched to work with so many amazing organizations in Detroit,” said CrowdRise co-founder and CEO, Robert Wolfe. The idea of leveraging the incredible generosity of Mission Throttle and the Fisher Family to raise a crazy amount of money for Detroit area charities is awesome.”

Metro Detroit area nonprofit organizations can sign up here until October 3. CrowdRise helps nonprofits get the most out of their campaigns, providing resources, custom emails and customer service every step of the way. For additional information, contact